Having fun with Bear Enrichment

Enriching the lives of our animals is a daily task for us keepers. When I have the time, I like to be a little more creative with my enrichment ideas. The other day I decided to put a table and four chairs into the bear side yard. I carefully picked out the tallest chair for Gus and the shortest chair for Yona. Mimi and Virginia received similar sized chairs. To entice them to actually check out my creation, I wroteRead more

The end of the year (and a QUIZ too!)

Our fiscal year ends September 30th. I’ve been watching the budget closely and been waiting to see if we have money to get some items that we can use now and store to help out with next year’s budget. So, yesterday I went to Costco and filled up my truck: Sarah walked into the kitchen after we unloaded, took a look, and turned around and left! (180 pounds of peanuts (36 bags); 180 pounds of raisins (40 boxes); and then only about 12 bagsRead more